• President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @defaultprophet said:@president_barackbar: Serious question: If I gave you 10 bucks a month on patreon, what incentive would I have to rate your game favorably or give it coverage? The only one I can ...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @jeff: Thanks for the response Jeff! Being a reasonable person, its sometimes hard to remember that there are so many unreasonable people out there who are going to try their hardest to sabotage what...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @jeff: I just want to know why some games writers seem to find the idea of disclosure so unacceptable. One of the reasons I really trust this site is because you have taken the stance that disclosure...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic so whats the "suck" your job requires?. on the Off-Topic board

    @turambar said:I'm a high school teacher. I'll let you think of something yourself.Boy do I know all about that one. There are SO MANY layers of awful we have to deal with. Admin, other teachers, kids...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Why I Think Giant Bomb Should Denounce #GamerGate?. on the General Discussion board

    Like Brad mentioned on the latest Bombcast, the editors of GB don't consider themselves game journalists, so the idea of them getting involved in the conflict seems rather pointless. We all know that...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Exposing sexism in this generation. on the General Discussion board

    @truthtellah: I'm not exactly sure if you read what I wrote, because I don't believe I ever said anything to the effect of "we need to stop talking about it." In fact, I don't feel like most of what ...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Exposing sexism in this generation. on the General Discussion board

    @truthtellah said:Also, if anyone is sincerely wondering why more people seem to be talking about this stuff these days, it's cool to just ask.I mean, it's definitely not some big conspiracy or just d...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @kevin_cogneto: That's valid, I'm just trying to take a silver lining approach to this whole thing. I personally can't stop the harassment and negativity that goes on, and I'd much rather have someth...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @defaultprophet: My point was that two weeks of time wouldn't have stopped them from coming to the same conclusion.@kevin_cogneto: You are right that this basically has nothing to do with the way Gian...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @kevin_cogneto said: @president_barackbar said: @patrickklepek said: I do not think you can, say, change site policies in the middle of this, and pretend it isn't on some level a capitulation to the ...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @patrickklepek said: @lameimpala said: @patrickklepek: How do you feel about some journalists talking respectfully about those who claim to have "legitimate concerns" - thus lending credit to the har...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic An Open Letter to Those Who Game.. on the General Discussion board

    @joshwent said: @vincentavatar said: We might as well be the ones making threats. I'm glad to see that you're passionate about improving things for everyone, but this kind of sentiment is misplaced ma...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic What exactly do you want from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    @truthtellah: You are definitely right about being able to laugh off the absurd parts of the argument, and I'm sorry if I took the joke too literally. I think the precise problem people like Jeff are...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic What exactly do you want from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    @truthtellah said:@milkman said: @truthtellah: That's what I figured. I could see both sides with the whole Patreon thing. I said this more or less in the other thread about it but the important part...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message on the post Giant Bombcast 08/26/2014 (Premium).

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  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Disclosure of Kickstarter and Patreon backings.. on the General Discussion board

    @finaldasa said: @president_barackbar said: @finaldasa said: I think my problem with this extra scrutiny of games journalism is the level in which it's being applied. Few other journalists have their ...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Disclosure of Kickstarter and Patreon backings.. on the General Discussion board

    @finaldasa said:I think my problem with this extra scrutiny of games journalism is the level in which it's being applied. Few other journalists have their past, current activities, and every twitter s...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Confirmed: Amazon Has Purchased Twitch. on the General Discussion board

    As much as I would rather have Amazon own Twitch, I think anyone who thinks the acquisition would mean a reversal or revision of their new streaming and VOD policies is kidding themselves since Twitc...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message on the post Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition Review.

    @ripelivejam said: @ninjaculate said: Definitely getting it to play with the girlie.same, except replace "girlie" with "four cats that aren't mine but i got roped into taking care of for a year and go...

  • President_Barackbar posted a message in the forum topic Necromancers?. on the Necromancy board

    Well, if you don't mind taking a trip back to the past, the Wrath of Cronos mod for the old Doom-engine game Hexen (which is also compatible with Heretic and Doom) features a Necromancer class that i...